Thursday, 3 May 2012

Carddies Sports

travel toy, carddies, colouring set

















When Abby was younger, much younger, she was very easy to entertain. A toilet roll tube or restaurant menu would keep her busy for long enough. But the older she gets, especially after the constant play and learn at school, the more she needs for us to keep her occupied.

Just last weekend, we went to visit a friend after she gave birth. There were two toddlers, a baby, a younger baby and an unborn baby together with Abby. Needless to say, she couldn't fit in. And since all the toys were for much younger babies, five minutes after we arrived, she announced that she had nothing to do.


travel toy, carddies, colouring set

















I didn't know what to do as she looked like she was about to cry for being left out. Then I remembered. I was sent 2 boxes of Carddies a few days before that and I have kept one of them in my bag. It has saved the situation and kept Abby and the two toddlers entertained until it was time to go out for dinner.


travel toy, carddies, colouring set


















Although Carddies' designs are simple, it is perfect for occasions like this. The box fits snugly into mummys' bags and daddys' pockets, without it being squashed as the box is very sturdy. There is a scene and 12 carddies to colour in to keep the little ones busy for hours.

The Carddies sets are made from good quality materials, and they are FSC certified where it is applicable, which ensure them to last while being environmentally friendly.


travel toy, carddies, colouring set

















travel toy, carddies, colouring set


















They are very thoughtful by drawing the back of each carddies and include stands for them to slip the carddies in, so the children can do more with them for imaginative plays. They can also give the carddies names and write it down behind the scene card.

The new Carddies Sports is perfect to get little children into the Olympics mood. They can colour a swimmer, basketball player and tennis player, etc. There is even one for Paralympics and they've hidden a dog in the crowd too.

There are 10 Carddies set to collect, each retailed at £8.99. You can either buy it from Carddies' Amazon store, or check out Carddies' website for stockists.


Disclosure: I was sent 2 carddies set to review, one is for another post; all opinions are honest and my own